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Tag Archives: Yoruba History and Culture

Yoruba History & Culture: Who are the Yoruba people? – Femi Fani-Kayode

May 29, 2013

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In his 2,000 page book entitled, ”Ile-Ife-The Source of Yoruba Civilisation”, Prince Adelegan Adegbola wrote the following about the Yoruba people: “The Yoruba are the progeny of great kingship, efficient kingdom-builders and astute rulers. They have been enjoying for centuries a well-organized pattern of society, a pattern which persists, in spite of all the changes […]

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Yoruba classic clothes at weddings: Sanyan, Etu & Alaari – Tola Adenle

May 28, 2013

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The three Yoruba great classics are Sanyan [Sanyanmiran – I recently learnt is also a name for the 1st one, thanks to Reader, Mr. Tao], Alaari & Etu – in that order are worn for big occasions as shown here.  There are variations in weaves and colors but Sanyan is always khaki-ish plus white; Etu […]

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Yoruba Classic Clothes – Tola Adenle

May 28, 2013

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Front of the Book! Photo Credit:  Unknown.                       Book Cover Design:  Adejoke Adenle Adedeji, 2006.   The Basic Classic designs of which there are variations, especially the Alaari:   Number One:  Sanyan, the “king of clothes” – Photo Credit:  Depo Adenle, May 1, 2007.   Number Two:  Etu OR Olowu dudu – the black/indigo yarm Photo Credit: Depo […]

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Update on “Most Yoruba males complete their looks – most looks – with Fila – Tola Adenle

April 24, 2013

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April 24, 2013       https://emotanafricana.com/2013/04/20/most-yoruba-males-complete-their-looks-most-looks-with-fila-tola-adenle/ For those who have read this earlier in the week, a reader has sent me photographs of  fila ode that came complete with an amusing story that dates back to a [Nigerian] university fraternity days.     If you’ve read the pictorial/essay, you can skip to the bottom to […]

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Comments on “OLOWO of Owo Sir Olateru-Olagbegi at Igogo Festival (1960s)

April 13, 2013

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The story on IGOGO was posted in the very early hours of yesterday and has actually already attracted readers, although those on the e-list are just being notified.  I’m posting Fatai Bakare’s comments which I believe touch some very important points; my response is also below.  TOLA, Saturday, April 13, 2013.   Fatai Bakare Says: […]

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Yoruba classic clothes at weddings: Sanyan, Etu & Alaari – Tola Adenle

March 24, 2013

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Some Yoruba words to keep in mind Iro                                           A wrap-per.  Aso Oke requires from twelve to fifteen pieces of the woven material depending on woman’s size. Buba                 […]

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